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Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition Has NVGs

By - Source: Tom's Hardware US | B 29 comments

The first game ever to come with night vision goggles.

Modern Warfare 2 (no, it's not called Call of Duty anymore) will undoubtedly be one of the biggest releases of this year.  You can bet fans of COD4 are already saving up for their copy, but given the news of the special editions for Modern Warfare 2, they may have to save even more.

Developer Infinity Ward today revealed that there will be three different edition of Modern Warfare 2. The different SKUs are much like what came out for Halo 3, with a regular one, a steelbook, and a mega cat helmet edition.

The step up from the regular version is a steelbook, metal-cased edition (which is officially called the Hardened Edition) and will come with an artbook as well as a download code for the original Call of Duty on Xbox Live Arcade or PlayStation Network.

The really impressive stuff comes from the Prestige Edition, which unbelievably enough, comes with fully functional night vision goggles and a model head to display them on when you're not wearing them. Aside from that, the Hardened Edition is also part of the bundle.

The regular game will retail for $59.99, the Hardened Edition for $79.99, and the Prestige Edition with the NVG for $149.99.

Only artwork for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions were shown, but if there were any reason for the PC gamer to plunk down the cash for this one, it'd have to be for the night visions goggles. After all, you can't find that sort of hardware floating around on torrents.

Check out the official unboxing below and look out for it on shelves this November 10.

Modern Warfare 2 Prestige Edition Unboxing (Official)

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    Maxor127 , July 14, 2009 10:38 PM
    Actually they added Call of Duty back to the title.
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    ricardok , July 14, 2009 10:40 PM
    No news? Old news..
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    LATTEH , July 14, 2009 10:44 PM
    looks awesome but for 100 dollars more i dont think it would be worth it lol but it sure is tempting!
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    ColMirage , July 14, 2009 10:50 PM
    Hardened edition will be enough for me. I want that Artbook!
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    duckmanx88 , July 14, 2009 10:58 PM
    they added the COD title back to it 5 days ago. you might want to change your first sentence.
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    c0r3f1ght3r , July 14, 2009 11:21 PM
    rofl @ NVG's, they look like a cannon... and I thought the standard Army issue ones were gay...
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    OvrClkr , July 15, 2009 1:41 AM
    Kinda sucks that we have to wait till Nov.. I want to play that soooo bad.....
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    one-shot , July 15, 2009 1:41 AM
    The guy said Bad Boy about 100 times during the vid.
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    doomtomb , July 15, 2009 1:44 AM
    When can we place our pre-orders?
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    brendano257 , July 15, 2009 2:05 AM
    $149? I'm all for getting the best that's out there...but that's either one spedcial copy...or 3 copies for 3 computers...I'd say it's a pretty easy call...
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    brendano257 , July 15, 2009 2:15 AM
    (If you don't care about anything but the NVG's skip to 3:00 flat in the video, everything else is about the SKU's)
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    fausto , July 15, 2009 2:39 AM
    i just want the fucking game
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    hispeed120 , July 15, 2009 3:08 AM
    lol even $100 pair of NVGs will be utter trash...
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    hispeed120 , July 15, 2009 3:18 AM
    And does this guy sound a little drunk??
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    Anonymous , July 15, 2009 5:21 AM
    it looks like the NVG goggles are an active type utilizing 7 IR LEDs in a ring around the camera, which explains why this is remotely cost-effective. For the price, pretty neat, given the cost of the real thing.
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    eddieroolz , July 15, 2009 6:16 AM
    $149 for the highest SKU...boy, these games are getting expensive.
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    maigo , July 15, 2009 7:57 AM
    IR goggles like this will get you 50 feet

    Remember Eyeclops?
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    asdf634 , July 15, 2009 11:12 AM
    That POS is fugly... I want the one Sam Fisher has!!
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    theholylancer , July 15, 2009 12:43 PM
    O.o think they will work with the real thing?

    aka the:

    http://www.eotech-inc.com/product.php?id=3&cat=1

    since that 552 is "Compatible with Gen I-IV Night Vision Systems (Tandem Operation)" and if this thing is a real Gen I NVG for fucking 150 dollars USD, that would be awesome!!!
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    theholylancer , July 15, 2009 12:44 PM
    O and you can buy that 552 for airsoft or real guns as long as you can mount it with a rail at your local gun store for like 700 USD lol so it's not vapor ware.
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